Scott Neuman

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Bolivian President Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Thursday, July 09, 2020

The announcement from the country's interim president, Jeanine Áñez, comes just days after Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced that he had contracted COVID-19.

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Death Of Robert Fuller, Who Was Found Hanging From Tree, Ruled Suicide

Thursday, July 09, 2020

Fuller's death on June 10 was initially ruled a suicide, but that conclusion outraged his family, who insisted that he would not take his own life.

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Brazil's Bolsonaro Faces Suit For Unmasking As He Announced Coronavirus Diagnosis

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

The Brazilian Press Association says Bolsonaro had unnecessarily endangered a small group of journalists who interviewed him at his official residence.

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Scrabble Association Bans Racial, Ethnic Slurs From Its Official Word List

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

On Wednesday, the North American Scrabble Players Association, which governs tournaments in the U.S. and Canada, said it was removing 236 potentially offensive words from its approved list.

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Police Bodycam Transcripts: George Floyd Pleaded 20 Times That He Couldn't Breathe

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Filed as part of a motion to dismiss charges against one of the officers, the transcripts also appear to show an officer expressing concern about Floyd's well-being in the moments before his death.

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Virginia Governor Calls For Renaming Schools That Honor Confederate Leaders

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Gov. Ralph Northam wrote a letter to school boards across the state saying he wants to change the names that have a "traumatizing impact on students, families, teachers and staff of all backgrounds."

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States Sue Education Department Over Allocation Of Pandemic Funds To Schools

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Five states and the District of Columbia have accused the Trump administration of trying to unlawfully divert COVID-19 relief funds from public schools to private schools.

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Movie Theaters Sue New Jersey For Right To Reopen

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Movie chains, including AMC Entertainment, Cinemark and Regal Cinemas, are seeking an injunction against Gov. Philip Murphy's phased reopening schedule unless it allows them to reopen.

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U.N. Predicts Rise In Diseases That Jump From Animals To Humans Due To Habitat Loss

Monday, July 06, 2020

Zoonotic pathogens, which include not only COVID-19 but HIV/AIDS and Ebola, have increasingly emerged because of stresses humans have placed on animal habitats, according to a United Nations report.

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Senator Waiting For White House Promise Not To Block Promotion Of Impeachment Witness

Monday, July 06, 2020

Sen. Tammy Duckworth tells NPR that she'll hold up hundreds of Army officer promotions unless she gets assurance that the Trump administration won't interfere with that of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman.

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Trump Calls For NASCAR Driver Bubba Wallace To Apologize Over Noose 'Hoax'

Monday, July 06, 2020

The president follows up a pair of divisive speeches over the holiday weekend by castigating the racing body for banning the Confederate flag and saying Wallace should apologize to his fellow drivers.

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Washington NFL Team's Sponsor FedEx Formally Asks For Team Name Change

Thursday, July 02, 2020

FedEx, which paid $205 million in 1999 for the naming rights to the Redskins' stadium, says it has "communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name."

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Landslide At Myanmar Jade Mine Kills At Least 162

Thursday, July 02, 2020

The death toll makes the disaster the worst known in the jade mining industry, surpassing an accident in 2015 that killed 113 people.

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Hong Kong Activist Nathan Law Says He Has Fled Abroad Amid Beijing-Backed Crackdown

Thursday, July 02, 2020

Law, who spoke to NPR's All Things Considered, announced late Wednesday that he had left the country following the enactment of a draconian new national security law targeting the territory.

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Germany Disbands Elite Military Unit Following Reports Of Right Wing Extremism

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said the Special Forces Command, or KSK, had created a "wall of secrecy" around itself and she announced the partial disbanding of the commando force.

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Referendum In Russia Passes, Allowing Putin To Remain President Until 2036

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

The vote approves constitutional changes, including a reset on presidential terms that will allow Putin to run twice more after his current six-year term expires in 2024.

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House Follows Senate In Passing Extension Of COVID-19 Business Loans

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

The Paycheck Protection Program, part of the $3 trillion pandemic response package passed by Congress in March, has been extended to Aug. 8.

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Homeland Security Says It Will Secure Historic Landmarks From 'Anarchists'

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

The federal agency charged with preventing terrorist attacks said Wednesday that its personnel would carry out President Trump's orders to protect statues and monuments from vandalism.

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Delay Appears Likely In Israel's Plans To Annex Parts Of West Bank

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

The proposal, which has Trump administration support, has hit resistance both inside and outside Israel in recent weeks. "It seems unlikely to me that this will happen today," says one Cabinet member.

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Pence Urges Americans To Wear Masks To Stop Spread Of COVID-19

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The vice president wore a mask during an appearance in Rockville, Md. Despite a surge in new cases, Pence insisted the country was "in a much better place than four months ago, even two months ago."

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